As a parent, she argues we should be open and honest with children about the economic, environmental and social crisis they are inheriting as long as we actively model empowerment, positive action and cooperation. She wrote and illustrated the book of papercuts, Seeds For A New Day, for the Skagit Human Rights Festival to facilitate this dialogue and to emphasize the great opportunity that stands before us if we choose to grasp it. After all, she argues, we can’t control what we are responding to, but we can control how we respond, and we can recognize this as an opportunity to build more joyful, healthy, more connected lives. In a world that often seems pretty crazy, we have an opportunity to create pockets of flourishing community that make sense.
The event is meant for the young and old. Sarai provides blocks, books and toys for young children to play with and the freedom to move around during reading and discussion. Afterwards, Sarai engages the audience and asks them to share their positive visions of a future they would like to be a part of creating.
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